Ph.D. in Business

Program of Study

Year 1 (Breadth Courses)

Entering bachelor's degree holders are required to take breadth courses. These requirements are met by the satisfactory completion of MBA or MS Finance courses offered by the VSB master's program or an equivalent Master's degree from a reputable institution. Students earn 2 units for every master's level course. A total of 18 units (nine 200-level courses) need to be completed before the student can proceed to Year 2. Master's degree holders in fields other than management or economics may be required to enroll in these courses.

Year 2 (Ph.D. Program Courses)

First Semester
  1. BA 302 Microeconomic Analysis
  2. BA 311 Management Science I
  3. BA 312 Management Science II
Second Semester
  4. BA 303 Macroeconomic Analysis
  5. Field Course (1) 
  6. Field Course (2)

Year 3 (Ph.D. Program Courses)

First Semester
  7. Field Course (3)
  8. Field Course (4)
Second Semester
  9.   Field Course (5)
  10. Field Course (6)

Year 4 and beyond

Completion of required research paper
Comprehensive examination
Dissertation research

Program of Study Flowchart

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